Justice Democrat Ayanna Pressley Wins Primary

Justice Democrat Ayanna Pressley Wins Primary

It's a race that many establishment Democrats wanted to go the other way, with black political leaders like John Lewis, Congresswoman Maxine Waters and Governor Deval Patrick, endorsing Pressley's opponent Capuano.

On Tuesday, Pressley became the latest primary challenger to upset a sitting Democratic member of Congress, defeating 10-term incumbent Rep. Mike Capuano in the Boston-area district once represented by John F. Kennedy.

Galvin will face Republican Anthony Amore in November.

Balloons fall around Democratic candidate for U.S House of Representatives Ayanna Pressley at her primary election night rally in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., September 4, 2018.

Pressley's win echoed that of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's over the long-time representative Joe Crowley in NY, and the ascent of Stacey Abrams in Georgia, who - if she wins - will become the first African-American female governor in United States history.

More news: Trump personally lobbying GOP senators to flip on Sessions

Recent polls had shown Capuano leading, and he was was ahead in both fundraising - $1.7 million compared to Pressley's almost $900,000 - and in cash on hand, $750,000 to $131,000, through August 15, the end of the pre-primary reporting period.

State lawmakers designated the district as the first majority-minority district in MA.

Female candidates in both parties have dominated key races in a year with record numbers of women seeking office. According to her website, Amatul-Wadud's platform includes support for Medicare for all, opposing religious exemption laws, and promoting a path to citizenship for DREAMers. Democrats need to win 23 seats to take back the majority in the House of Representatives. She ousted 10-term New York Rep. Joe Crowley in a Democratic primary in June.

"We have to be disruptive in our democracy and our policymaking and how we run and win elections", she said in an interview this summer with The Associated Press, adding that Ocasio-Cortez's victory challenged "narratives about who has a right to run and when, and who can win" in American politics.

With 13 percent of precincts reporting, Keating led businessman Bill Cimbrelo 86 percent to 14 percent when the AP called the race. Tedeschi has some name recognition from his family's franchise of 200 convenience stores.

Related Articles

  • Fuel prices touch new high on low INR

    Fuel prices touch new high on low INR

    In Kolkata , the price of petrol has been increased to ₹82.22 per litre while the diesel price has gone up to ₹74.19 per litre. In Mumbai , the petrol was being sold at Rs 86.56/litre, up by Rs 0.31/litre - the highest ever for any metro city .
    China's Xi says 'no strings attached' to Africa investments

    China's Xi says 'no strings attached' to Africa investments

    Africa has long embraced Chinese investment, helping make Beijing the continent's largest trading partner for the past decade. Debt from China's interest-free loans, due by the end of 2018, would be written off for some poor African states, Mr Xi said.
    Pres. Trump Accuses Bruce, Nellie Ohr Of Colluding With Russia

    Pres. Trump Accuses Bruce, Nellie Ohr Of Colluding With Russia

    Mr Ohr is linked to the dossier of allegations of possible collusion between Mr Trump's campaign and Russian Federation. Insight by the Trezza Media Group: Technology experts share their IT modernization progress in this free webinar.
  • Tropical Storm Gordon makes landfall near Alabama-Mississippi border

    Tropical Storm Gordon makes landfall near Alabama-Mississippi border

    A hurricane warning was in effect for the entire MS and Alabama coasts with predictions Gordon would become a Category 1 storm. In New Orleans , Mayor LaToya Cantrell issued a voluntary evacuation notice for areas outside of the New Orleans levee system.
    Federer's round-the-net victor  leaves Kyrgios speechless

    Federer's round-the-net victor leaves Kyrgios speechless

    John Isner, of the United States, celebrates after defeating Milos Raonic, of Canada, during the fourth round of the U.S. At one point during the second set after missing a shot, he yelled out, "I need to hire a coach".
    Leicester 1, Liverpool 2: Firmino, Mane save Alisson

    Leicester 1, Liverpool 2: Firmino, Mane save Alisson

    We still used him in better situations. "He's already made big steps in the last few weeks". The goalkeeper made the mistake but it was the product of several small errors.
  • Colton Underwood is the next Bachelor 2019

    Colton Underwood shared a photo on Instagram showing him with Tia Booth during their hot dog party on Bachelor in Paradise . In a sneak peek of tonight's episode, Colton admits that he no longer wants to pursue a relationship with Tia .
    Cristiano Ronaldo: Portuguese superstar's son scores FOUR for Juventus' youth team

    Cristiano Ronaldo: Portuguese superstar's son scores FOUR for Juventus' youth team

    Perhaps time away during the worldwide break could be exactly what the doctor ordered, allowing Ronaldo to reflect on his first few weeks in Italy .
    Cristiano Ronaldo's agent criticises 'shameful' UEFA after Luka Modric wins award

    Cristiano Ronaldo's agent criticises 'shameful' UEFA after Luka Modric wins award

    The Portuguese's decision did not come as a surprise for Los Blancos, as Julen Lopetegui's men knew it was going to happen. Group C was closest to a "Group of Death", as it pitted Liverpool , Paris St Germain and Napoli against each other.
  • Former senator Jon Kyl will fill Sen. John McCain's seat

    Former senator Jon Kyl will fill Sen. John McCain's seat

    If he is unwilling to serve until the next general election in 2020, the governor would have to appoint another interim senator. He also works for the lobbying group at the law firm Covington & Burling.

    Russian air strikes batter Syria's Idlib

    But analysts still say the United States appears resigned to the likelihood of a final military victory by Syrian regime forces. At the request of Damascus, Iran has been offering advisory military assistance to the Syrian army. "It must be clear".
    Trump threatens to leave Canada out of new NAFTA deal

    Trump threatens to leave Canada out of new NAFTA deal

    Dale also reported that the Canadian government was "confident" the remarks were authentic. Talks between United States and Canadian officials failed to produce an agreement Friday.